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1993 - 2013 History repeating itself?

Post by 3DOKid » Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:58 pm

So, a video game maker / distributor comes to market with a console (built on standards, not hoping to be one) in a market stagnated by tired bloated console makers?

I give you 3DO v2 (steambox)

http://www.polygon.com/2013/1/7/3849284 ... am-box-xi3

Only, it's not exciting, not all that interesting, which 3DO definitely was.

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Post by OfManNotMachine » Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:42 pm

It's also making the same mistake the 3DO made. Being WAY overpriced.

$999 for the better model? That's pretty crazy. I guess it doesn't need to sell millions to really be considered a succes simply because there are already millions of pc's out there that can use Steam.

It's a very interesting concept, definately attempting to create a standard much like 3DO did for sure. Definately not as exciting though. I find it interesting that it's running Linux. As one person commented on that link, probably an attempt to steer away from Windows 8

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Post by Trev » Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:42 pm

Panasonic 3DO consoles look slick. This prototype looks like a cheese grater.
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Post by 3DOKid » Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:53 pm

You can build a reasonably spec'd PC for about $400 that will graphically take PS3/360 to the cleaners. And it will run steam. On linux.

I don't see the point.

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Post by OfManNotMachine » Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:51 am

If it was going for $299 it'd have a decent market for itself, but as it stands...I just don't see the point of this at all.

I could be wrong...but I would think most people have a decent enough pc to play a fair amount of games which also makes this device even more pointless

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Post by sneth » Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:01 am

There are quite a few of these devices in the pipeline.
It's all PC based, so they have a chance.

It's the andriod set top boxes that will i see having issues.

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Post by 3DOKid » Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:05 am

sneth wrote:There are quite a few of these devices in the pipeline.
It's all PC based, so they have a chance.

It's the android set top boxes that will i see having issues.
Agreed. There are some cracking looking games on android. Adapted for touch screen. You can plug either a PS3 or Xbox 360 controller into an Android device and they just work. What i found was the 'adapted for touch screen' bit, makes it pointless.

What i want is Android for PC.

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Post by Scarlettkitten » Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:15 pm

I agree, Android OS for the PC would work.

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Post by sneth » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:24 pm

uh..
you know that Android OS for the PC does exist?
http://www.bluestacks.com/

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Post by Anonymous » Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:30 am

I actually backed Ouya on kickstarter, to check out android games for the first time, and not having to settle for a small screen and stuff.

Been told we get our consoles in march, so not too far off now. Android consoles have been popping out everywhere since Ouya got such a high backing ive noticed. I guess time will tell if this is just a fad or not. I kinda like the idea of Ouya being actually encouraged to be hacked and improved upon, and i also like that at they encourage games to be free, with optional buy crap added, rather than just a free demo, even if they will settle for that too. I really hope developers wont see these things as mere money cows like the big console makers do, and that you will actually see a lot of free games you can enjoy without having to pay for absolutely everything if you dont want to. Again, time will tell.

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